- Planning & Zoning
- Residential Redevelopment
Golden Valley is a fully developed community, so any new housing will likely occur through the splitting of an existing lot and/or the tear down and replacement of an older home. The City has processes in place to allow for these types of activities while at the same time striving to protect neighboring properties and homeowners from the disruptions associated with construction to the extent possible.
Subdivisions are approved by the City Council after review by the Planning Commission. Tear downs and rebuilds are regulated by the Inspections Division. All construction activity must follow the provisions outlined in the City's Construction Maintenance Agreement.
4d Affordable Housing Incentive Program
The City of Golden Valley's 4d Affordable Housing Program offers incentives that reduce property tax liability, with the ultimate goal of preserving affordability and strengthening the bottom line for rental property owners.
Home Ownership Program For Equity (HOPE)
Narrow Lots Study
Learn more about the Narrow Lots Study.
The act of splitting one lot into two or more lots is known as subdivision. In Golden Valley, this action requires approval by the City Council.
Tax Parcel Division
The act of separating two or more existing lots of record is known as a tax parcel division. This action is carried out by Hennepin County but requires the review and approval of the City.
Tear Down & Rebuild
Because Golden Valley is fully developed, residential development increasingly involves demolishing an existing home and building a new home in its place.